Free public data sources can be a treasure trove of context
for travel programs.
Pros & Cons: On-time airline performance, fuel
prices and business travel spend can inform supplier negotiations, budget
planning and benchmarking comparisons. Public sources may not include all a
corporation’s preferred suppliers. For example, Air Canada does not appear in
U.S. Department of Transportation on-time performance reports. Nevertheless,
these sources provide context to travel data.
Access/Formats: Travel managers can set up news alerts or sign
up with the sources to receive email reports.